Haswell Primitive Methodist Chapel

Return from Haswell Primitive Methodist chapel in the 1851 Census of Places of Public Religious Worship
transcribed by David Tonks 2020

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  • I agree with Howard’s comments , the Primitive Methodist Chapel (built in 1839 according to the 1851 Census) was located about 200yards to the south west of the Wesleyan Chapel and was near to the Haswell Colliery Old Schools ( not the Haswell County Schools recently demolished in 2020), and New Row, and Chapel Row, miners cottages at Haswell Colliery. The postions of the two chapels can be seen on old 1897 O.S. Map of Haswell.
    The Wesleyan Chapel at Church Street, Haswell was built in 1849 (according to the foundation stone shown on the 1949 Centenary celebration photograph). The building was demolished in Easter 1990 (according to dates shown on the demolition photos. )
    The Peter McKenzie chapel which was closed in 2020 was built on the site of the former Wesleyan Chapel (1849) .
    Prior to 1849 the Wesleyans held their meetings /services at a Chapel located in Chapel Lane / Mary Street, Haswell Lane, but as the numbers of the congregation grew this building became too small , and Geo. Phalp built a new Wesleyan Chapel at Church Street in 1849.
    When the chapel at Mary Street was vacated by the Wesleyans in 1849, The Bible Christians took it over and held their meetings/ services at the chapel.

    Philip Soakell

    By PHILIP SOAKELL (06/09/2021)
  • The chapel to which Mr Henderson refers was Wesleyan. The PM chapel has been no more than a patch of grass for many years.

    By Howard Richter (01/01/2021)
  • The current Haswell chapel is a modern building erected about 1970 (?). Sadly worship there has ceased this year 2020 and the church has now closed.

    By Ian Henderson (08/10/2020)

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